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Safety Tips in Rescuing an Injured Dog.

Updated on February 18, 2017

If your dog has been injured, it could be scared, confused and in great pain. Handling it, thus, requires total concentration as any mishandling can aggravate the situation and even cause more. It's not uncommon for injured dogs to attack their rescuers due to mishandling. In this guide, we check on safety tips to rescuing and subsequent handling of an injured dog.

Tips to Handling an Injured Dog

1. Assess its situation.

2. Move to stabilize the animal

This may be through bandaging the injured part of by splinting. The protects the injured areas from further damage or from infections. Ensure you are gental throughout this process so as to keep your dog calm.

3. Move the dog from the injury site

An injury site conjures images of suffering and misery in your dog. It's therefore beneficial to take it away from such a scene and continue the treatment process elsewhere.

Pro tip: Always ensure the injured dog is well protected even as you move it from one area to another. You can use a seat belt extender or a print blanket to keep it safe and calm through out the journey.

Here is a video on rescue of an injured dog.

Bottom Line

Keeping your dog calm and stable is an important step to safeguarding its health and well being. Always keep maximum concentration and be cautious when rescuing an injured dog to minimize the risk of attack yourself. Doing so will ensure your injured dog survives through the ordeal.

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